Alternatives to Vonage

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by sands1967, Feb 14, 2019 at 11:03 AM.

  1. sands1967

    sands1967 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I am starting a side business and want a single phone number to point wherever I am that day. Home (I'll buy an IP Phone), Mobile (sometimes I'll be in abroad as well) and my normal work phone.

    I looked at Vonage which seems ideal, unlimited calls, some sort of mobile and desktop app and cheap IP phones atm but, when I looked for reviews they dont do so well on the service/support front.

    So can anyone reccomend an alternative service they have actually used please?
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2019 at 11:03 AM By: sands1967 Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  2. Mike Hayes

    Mike Hayes UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I would recommend Dial 9:

    https://www.dial9.co.uk/business-phone

    Not much to say about them really. Service works fine. Customer service has been good on the one two times needed. But best of all, their interface is modern and easy to use.
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2019 at 11:11 AM By: Mike Hayes Member since: Jan 7, 2016
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  3. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Have been with Voipfone for donkey's years.

    https://www.voipfone.co.uk/

    Customer service is first rate and their CEO, @cjd, is a member of this forum.
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2019 at 11:37 AM By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  4. kulture

    kulture UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    I have used soho66 and previously voipfone. I can recommend both.
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2019 at 11:54 AM By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
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  5. kulture

    kulture UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    For an IP phone I can recommend the Simens Gigaset cordless. You have a base station and up to 6 handsets. It routes calls from both your normal landline and your IP "line" to the handsets. You can configure it to call out on either "line"
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2019 at 1:22 PM By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
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  6. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Second that.

    The one I have here must be ten years old now, but still works perfectly.
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2019 at 1:27 PM By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  7. Harrison Dimelow

    Harrison Dimelow UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,
    I use sipgate and you can link it to physical ip phones as well as ones on computers and phones.

    They are free to use you just have to top up your account with credit or purchase a monthly plan
     
    Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 3:11 PM By: Harrison Dimelow Member since: Feb 11, 2019
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  8. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Let me give you a Vonage review !
    Excellent cant fault their service
    We are a business that needs to respond within 3 rings (that's the target) and it transfers to a mobile out of hours
    Vonage really look after us so don't take any notice of the reviews
     
    Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 4:20 PM By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  9. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    After what happened with us, posted elsewhere, we have just gone with Vonage. Excellent service so far.
     
    Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 9:04 PM By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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